Talk:Block (data storage)

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Average Size of Slack Space[edit]

> This will create slack space, which averages half a block per file.

This line is specious. It assumes an even distribution of file-sizes from one end of the distribution (modulus block-size) to the other. This is not guaranteed, even when all files on all systems in the world are considered. For example, it could be that of all files, a disproportionately large number have an even number of bytes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Synetech (talkcontribs) 06:30, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Analogy to framing or paging[edit]

Is there any value in adding a description of blocking as being analogous to framing or to Pages in logical address space? Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 18:10, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Optimal blocksize?[edit]

Setting a large block size wastes disk space but does it have a benefit? Having a small block size on the other hand saves disk space but is there a drawback? 212.226.64.54 (talk) 16:06, 3 December 2012 (UTC)